9/21: Book Launch for Sift by Alissa Hattman


Please join us on September 21st from 7-8pm for a reading and celebration of Alissa Hattman's debut novel, Sift, in conversation with Laura Paul.
About Sift:
Two women set out through the haze of social and environmental collapse in search of fertile soil. As they travel through deserts, burned- over forests, and lightless mountain caverns, they learn to navigate the terrain of their evolving connection. An invocation, an elegy, a postcard home, Sift is a story about family wounds, humanity’s failures, how to care for one another at the end, and how to make a new beginning.
Alissa Hattman
In addition to her debut novel Sift, Alissa Hattman is author of the zine POST (zines + things, 2021). Her writing has appeared in Carve, The Rumpus, The Gravity of the Thing, Shirley Magazine, Big Other, MAYDAY, and elsewhere. Alissa holds an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University and MA in Literature from Portland State University. She has worked as a fiction editor, book reviewer, zine librarian, writing group facilitator, and has been an artist-in-residence at several arts centers, most recently Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Iceland. Originally from North Dakota, she now lives in Oregon where she teaches creative writing workshops and college composition. More at www.alissahattman.com
Laura Paul
Laura Paul is a poet, writer, and multimedia artist who has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Comics Journal, Pangyrus, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Entropy Magazine, Dream Pop Journal, Heavy Feather Review, Luna Luna Magazine, and other outlets. Her art has been exhibited at the Armory Center for the Arts, Open Space for Arts and Community, Other Places Art Fair, Los Angeles Zine Fair, and West Hollywood Book Fair. She earned her Master's from UCLA and her B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington, Seattle. Connect with her at laurapaulwriter.com
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